One of my favorite questions I get behind the bar is, “What’s a saison?” I can answer that question a little better now, even though the answer to that question is rather vague.
My first week of Cicerone study concentrated on Belgian style beers. Belgian style beers are probably my favorite family of beers to drink. Belgian style beer guidelines are sometimes vague. See saisons. That helps make them some of the most interesting and flavorful beers. I have found every Belgian style beer I’ve drunk to be interesting. It was a good week and I know a lot more than when I started.
This week will be the British family of beers. These were the first beer styles I really got into. The first craft beer I ever drank was an English style brown (Pete’s Wicked Ale) and I drank and enjoyed English style IPAs before I ever drank a west coast hop bomb.
I’ll have at least one more update this week. Until later.